Friday, 20 January 2017

One pot Spicy & Quick Vegetable Pulao

       As a busy mommy of two little ones I always like quick and wholesome one pot meals which can be cooked with less time.
Vegetable pulao is one such wholesome meal which doesn't need a side dish and can be taken with any raita ,pappad or pickles.And my husband likes it with a boiled egg so its becomes a totally wholesome meal then with cereals,veggies,fat and protein..When I prepare it always prepare a little more and keeps the rest refrigerated for next day.You can reheat it and use it again.Its possible to halve the recipe also.


Basmati rice -3 cups
Ghee/oil/butter -1 tablespoon
Salt- as per taste
Water-5 & 1/ 4 cups


Cardamom - 4
Cloves- 4
Star anise- 1
Cinnamon-1 inch
Black pepper- 1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds- 1/ 2 tsp
Bay leaf- 1


cauliflower- 1/2 a cauliflower cut in to florets
Carrots- 2 cut in to cubes
Potatoes- 2 cut in to cubes
Green peas- 1/2 cup
Onions- 2 thinly sliced
Tomatoes- 2 cut in to cubes
Ginger - 1/ 2 inch crushed
Garlic - 4 crushed
Green chilly- 3 slit
Coriander leaves - 1 tablespoons chopped
Mint leaves -  1 tablespoons chopped


1.wash and soak rice for 30 minutes in water.( amount of water to be used is 13/4 cup water for 1 cup of basmati rice for cooking)

2.Take a heavy bottomed vessel , I used pressure cooker and a tablespoon of ghee and crack whole spices and saute green chilly,ginger garlic crushed ,onions and chopped leaves

3.Then add the spice powders and saute  for few seconds and pour 1 cup of water to avoid burning then add all veggies and rice add salt and rest of water (4  1/4 cups in this recipe) as required and mix well.

4.Close the pressure cooker and cook for  10 minutes on SIM after first whistle.

5.After 10 minutes turn off the flame and after the air   escapes ,open  and fluff the rice with a fork and have it with raita,salad,pickles or pappad.

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